“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” – Albert Einstein
Your personal power is linked to your awesome ADHD imagination. You greatly underestimate the power and influence of this valuable skill.
Your imagination can see things in the future. You are a creative soul. What would you like to create to help make the world a little better?
This week’s ADHD Advantage
Locked and Loaded ADHD Hyper-Focus
Hyper-focus helps you channel your energy and attention onto a specific task, increasing your efficiency and productivity.
Hyper-focus can unlock your creativity and imagination, helping you develop unique ideas and solutions.
Your ability to hyper-focus can help boost self-esteem and overall well-being.
Learn how to control your hyper-focus and use it to your advantage. Set time blocks and be disciplined to stop when you said you would.
Don’t worry, you will be able to resume hyper-focusing on demand with a little awareness and self-training.
This week’s ADHD Challenge
Over the years, ongoing criticism negatively impacted your self-esteem and self-confidence. You unknowingly developed false beliefs that you are useless or unworthy. Every time you made a mistake, it reinforced these beliefs and punched holes in your self-esteem.
If you constantly fell short of the goals others set, you took every failure personally. Such failures and disappointments create feelings of guilt and frustration.
These negative behaviours eat away at your potential for success. And as you become successful, you can self-sabotage to align with your deep-seated false beliefs and low self-esteem.
“Nobody needs to prove to anybody what they’re worthy of, just the person that they look at in the mirror. That’s the only person you need to answer to”. – Picabo Street
You can overcome self-sabotaging and, with practice, replace it with self-trust and self-confidence. Follow these five steps to defeat your inner saboteur.
- Start with awareness of your self-sabotaging behaviors. Monitor your thoughts and look for negative emotions and feelings of anger, fear, anxiety, or sadness. Ask, what are the false beliefs behind your thoughts and emotions?
- Change the meaning and your response to the event that triggers old habits of harmful or destructive behavior. Change your physiology, move, exercise, read, or listen to something positive and empowering. Think only of the positive results you want.
- Defeat your mental demons. Work on your beliefs, thoughts, and actions to keep you on the right track. Stand guard at the doorway to your mind and choose the thoughts you permit to enter.
- Practice self-care instead of self-sabotage. Be kind to yourself. Eat well, exercise your body and mind daily with positive nutritional food and get eight hours of quality sleep.
- Think big. Start small. Set yourself up for success with small goals, then build on that. Maybe exercise for 15 minutes four days a week! Your life, your dreams, no one else’s.
Acknowledging your efforts and progress will boost your self-esteem and motivation, providing the momentum to keep moving forward.
“If you are facing a new challenge or being asked to do something that you have never done before don’t be afraid to step out. You have more capability than you think you do, but you will never see it unless you place a demand on yourself for more.”– Joyce Meyer
I have read over 500+ books since 1992. Unfortunately, my limited ADHD memory means I forget most of it within a week or two!
I started keeping notes of interest on Word docs for later reference, and I am using these notes as the basis of what I present here.
When I’m reading and come across an inspiring idea or something that I haven’t heard before, or something I want to try, I save it.
That’s all my notes are. I’m not summarizing the book. I’m just saving useful ideas for later recall and use.
Take care, enjoy
Author & Founder
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DISCLAIMER :This newsletter is not intended to provide and does not constitute medical, legal or other professional advice. The content is designed to support, not replace, medical or psychiatric treatment. Please seek professional help if you believe you may have Mental Health Issues.